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Garden waste wheelie bins set for approval

Garden waste wheelie bins are set to receive the green light next week.

The Council’s Cabinet will meet on Tuesday 13 October to go through plans to switch the service from bags to wheelie bins for teh 2021 season. 

Registration for next year’s collections will open in November and will give residents a choice of two bin sizes.

Residents who register before a cut-off date in January will be able to receive delivery of the new wheelie bin free of charge in time for when the service begins in April. 

Grant funding for green minded businesses

Plymouth’s Green Minds project is giving away grants to businesses who invest in nature.

The Green Minds project, which will help to re-wild urban areas and encourage people from across the city to enjoy the health benefits from blue and green space, launches this year thanks to €4million funding grant from the European Regional Development Fund under their Urban Innovation Actions Programme. 

World Oceans Day in Britain's Ocean City

The Council is joining forces with partners across the city to mark World Oceans Day 2020.

While usually World Oceans Day would be marked by hundreds of people physically attending events by the waterside and beyond, this year will be a bit different because of the coronavirus pandemic.

But that doesn’t mean that this year there will be less – far from it. No, this year all of the events will be either online or resources used in schools or for home schooling, so that the excitement and intrigue of the ocean is still available to everyone.